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Our Mission
"The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the prosperity and well-being of the business community, particularly its members, with a goal of improving the quality of life in this community."

Paula's Ponderings
Hello Chamber Members,
 
Our Annual Celebration,sponsored by Hilliard Lyons, is this Friday, February 10.  We are excited about the networking opportunity our largest event offers our members and are pleased to recognize businesses and individuals for their accomplishments over the past year.  Entertainment is by world famous trumpeter Vince DiMartino and jazz pianist Dr. Keith McCutchen. We look forward to seeing you there. 

The Chamber Board of Directors held a half day retreat, facilitated by Steve Rinehart, to plan our year.  Directors looked at issues affecting you, our members.  As we continue to organize the year's program, we look forward to your input.  

The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce continues tackling the large issue of workforce development on behalf of our members. On  February 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Boyle County Fire Headquarters on Lebanon Road, we will convene a community-wide meeting to address improving "soft skills"/professional skills/employability skills among the region's unemployed and underemployed individuals. All community organizations and individuals who assist local folks with issues/needs which impact their employability are invited.  This first meeting is to take the initial step toward developing a concerted, coordinated community-wide effort to identify and seek solutions to the obstacles that impede individuals from obtaining and retaining employment and will be the first in a series of meetings to create and implement action steps by early fall.  Please consider attending this meeting, and share with others who should be at the table of this discussion and planning.

Sincerely,

      
Welcome to our Newest Member!
OnTarget Firearms
60 Westridge Dr
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-209-0220

Boyle County Circuit Court Clerk
321 West Main Street, Suite 240 Danville
859-239-7442
Government

Business After Hours at Cheddar's Casual Cafe              
Join us February 16 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. as General Manager Jimmy Berketis hosts us for February's Business After Hours.  This is a Pot of Gold event worth $100.  Watch for the separate invitation to register.
 
Annual Celebration

Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
 
Danville Ace Hardware & Appliances, Inc.
Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation
Growing Pains Lawn Service
Innovative Interiors
Kentucky Soaps and Such
Kiwanis
M&H Tent Rentals
Southern Plate Catering
Southland Christian Church - Danville Campus
The Hub Coffee House
Tim McCoy Construction Co., Inc.

Chamber 101, or Member Orientation, sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors 
Steve Bramel with The Shirt Garage

The Shirt Garage does printing with a purpose. Their mission is to provide meaningful employment opportunities to adults with intellectual and development disabilities. They do screen printing, embroidery, and monogramming in a workshop setting.

The Shirt Garage
126 Letton Drive
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-236-7744
Email: steve@theshirtgarage.com
Website: theshirtgarage.com
Leadership Boyle County Arts & Culture Day
  
Centre Professor Stephen Powell (above) create a glass art piece.

Michael Hughes with Soul of Second Street

Leadership Boyle County studied Arts & Culture this month. Tours included the Community Arts Center, West T. Hill Theater, Norton Center for the Arts, the Great Americall Dollhouse Museum, Boyle County Public Library, Art of Danville gallery, Pioneer Playhouse and Centre's Jones Visual Arts Center.

Speakers included:  Bruce Richardson, Proprietor of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas; Community Arts Center staff; Allan Crain, Art of Danville, Proprietor; Niki Kinkade, Executive Director of the Great American Brass Band Festival; Steve Hoffman, Executive Director of the Norton Center for the Arts; Milton Reigelman with the Sister Cities Program; Tony Haigh, Founding Director of Scarlet Cup Theater; Lori Kagan-Moore, Director of the Dollhouse Museum; Georgia de Araujo, Director of the Library; Karen Logue, Executive Director of West T. Hill Theater; Mimi Becker, Executive Director of the Arts Commission for Danville & Boyle County; Chad Sinkhorn, Proprietor of Studio Ink;  Matthew Ellis, Board President of the Forkland Festival; Cole Henson, OutThere Creative Arts & Dance Proprietor;  Robby, Heather and Charlotte Henson, Pioneer Playhouse and Voices Inside; Michael Hughes with Soul of Second Street Festival; and Barbara Hall, Choir Director of Resonance and Sing Your Heart Out. Barbara brought members of Sounding Joy who performed and taught the class a new song.

Leadership Boyle County and our Youth LBC programs continue to meet monthly promoting awareness of the strengths of our community, as well as the complexity of its problems and helping participants understand the most effective means to work for necessary changes. The programs enhance the leadership skills of our present and potential leaders and  fosters strong civic pride and involvement in our organizations and community. The adult program has 20 participants while the youth program has 25.  Thank you to the many Steering Committee members and Day Chairs for all the work they do to organize each month's full day programming!  

Chamber 101 - Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors
Chamber 101  is a monthly membership orientation.  If you would like to attend email paula@danvilleboylechamber.com

Chamber 101, or Member Orientation, is a one hour look at the Chamber, its programs and benefits and how you, as a member, can take advantage of them or become involved. New members are specifically invited to attend each month. But ALL members are welcome to attend.  If you have new staff who would like to attend, or perhaps you would like a refresher course to learn all we do and how you can take advantage of different benefits, you are invited to join us, too!  We rotate the time each month in order to accommodate different schedules. While there, you share information on your business for a newsletter write-up and a picture is taken to accompany the article. Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors, the next one is February 28 at 12 noon. The year's dates are:
 
Schedule for the year.
February 28, 12 noon
March 28, 5:15 p.m.
April 27, 7:30 a.m.
May 23, 12 noon
June 27, 5:15 p.m.
July 25, 7:30 a.m.
August 22, 12 noon
September 26, 5:15 p.m.
October 24, 7:30 a.m.
November 28, 12 noon
December 12, 5:15 p.m.
  

Thanks to Encompass Financial Advising for sponsoring Chamber 101.
2017 Danville Livability Magazine Available online
The 2017 issue of Livability: Danville-Boyle County is out and now available online!
It highlights health, education, local flavor, arts and culture, and more in Danville, providing you with a powerful tool to tell others about the community. We encourage you to share the magazine with anyone considering relocating to Danville, or to any businesses who might be able to use it in their recruiting efforts. We all have a stake in promoting what's wonderful about Danville and this magazine provides a perfect way to do just that. We have copies at the Chamber office, as well.

To find more photos and articles to share about recreation, area attractions and things to do, please visit  http://livability.com/ky/danville/digital-magazine. It's the unique story of a wonderful community.

Read it. Enjoy it. Share it.
Wilderness Trail Distillery Purchases 13 Acres
Wilderness Trail Distillery has added about 13 acres to its Lebanon Road property, with plans to use the land for a new rickhouse and outdoor events for the public.

"We're a family-owned business, so we try to do things smartly and when we have the money to do it," said Shane Baker, co-owner of the distillery. "We always intended to get the property adjacent to us. It's really just the next phase of land acquisition for barrel houses. As well, we are going to be using that property to improve our egress to be able to get traffic in and out of here."
And the property will provide a "larger community space" for big events such as concerts and festivals, Baker added.

Read the entire article  here

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